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Oscar-winner Melissa Leo plays atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair, who infuriated people across America when she successfully sued to stop having religious prayers in public schools. She became a major public figure, often appearing in the media to provoke or debate […]

Why why why why why make the popular series for children into a PG-13 movie? Why emphasize that decision in the very first scene with a crude joke about bovine body parts? Why drag the origin story on for an […]

Director David Batty is best known for documentaries, but he also made four simultaneous films about the life of Jesus (played by Selva Rasalingam) with every word from each of the gospels. I spoke to him about “The Gospel of […]

I am really enjoying being a part of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists’ panel for their new Movie of the Week feature. This week’s pick is the touching and entertaining “Their Finest,” about filmmakers in WWII England, starring Bill […]

Kevin Hart and Ed Helm provide voices for “Captain Underpants,” based on the best-selling series of very funny books for kids by Dav Pilkey.

Kate Mara stars in “Megan Leavey,” based on the true story of a young marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.

Dan Stevens has been best known as Matthew Crawley in “Downton Abbey,” but this week he seems to be everywhere, starring opposite Emma Watson as the prince and the Beast in “Beauty and the Beast,” and opposite Anne Hathaway in […]

I am thrilled to announce a spectacular new contest! Just in time for Easter I have a fabulous Fox Family Home Entertainment prize package including: Here Comes Peter Cottontail DVD Ice Age: The Great Egg-scapade DVD Peppa Pig: Around the […]

My friend and fellow critic Sandie Angulo Chen has a Women’s History Month column on Mom 2.0 featuring women writers describing the TV characters who inspired them, from Starbuck on “Battlestar Galactica” to the TV moms on “The Cosby Show,” […]

Just in time for Easter — Scrat and his Ice Age friends have a new adventure with a hunt for an egg, Ice Age: The Great Egg-scapade. Just 20 minutes long, it is a delightful family treat. Harried prehistoric bird […]